Kevin Oliver is an LA and NYC-based documentary film, TV, social media, and commercial editor, and multimedia producer. He got his start working alongside renowned documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles of the Maysles Brothers (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter, The Gates) and has since worked as an editor on several short and feature-length films. In addition to being a contributing Senior Video Editor for the New York Times, he is editor on Soledad, a feature-length documentary following three inmates after their release from one of California's most violent and overcrowded prisons, and most recently co-edited Voices Beyond The Wall, following a group of orphaned teenage girls living in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, as they learn to write poetry about their lives. Other recent documentary work includes behind-the-scenes documentaries for Disney and work for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has edited for Alex Gibney's production company Jigsaw Films, Spike Lee's editor Sam Pollard, and Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster, who directed American Promise, which won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award at Sundance 2013. He has edited and produced several multimedia projects including War Ink, an interactive website on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their tattoos and This is Watts, an oral history project and radio broadcast sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. His work as a feature news TV editor has appeared on ABC News. He produced and edited Apple Music's new documentary series on songs that have made a social and political impact which included artists such as Patti Smith, Bono, Keith Richards, and Sheryl Crow. His documentary shorts and infographic videos for social media-based news platform ATTN: have received tens of millions of views. He has also edited for widely followed social media platforms such as BuzzFeed, Upworthy, Mic, Brut, Tastemade, and Zoe Saldana's social media production company BESE. His work as a commercial video editor has appeared everywhere from national ad campaigns to a billboard in Times Square for clients including Adobe, Paypal, TED, Pandora, Sephora, Lyft, Salesforce, HP, Clif Bar, Men's Health, Hyatt, and The Cooking Channel. His work as a trailer and funding reel editor has earned numerous filmmaking grants from organizations including Cal Humanities, Pacific Pioneer, ITVS and fellowships from Film Independent's Documentary Lab, the Camden International Film Festival's Points North Documentary Forum, and the Paley Center's Documentary Pitch Competition. In addition to making films, he records and conducts oral history interviews across the country for StoryCorps, a National Public Radio and Peabody Award-winning project dedicated to preserving the stories of everyday Americans at the Library of Congress. His work as a radio editor has been broadcast on NPR, WNYC, KPCC, KQED, KALW, and PRI's The World.
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